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Master’s Concentration

Organizational Security Management: Master’s Degree

Looking to be a leading security expert? Enhance your knowledge of risk management and security administration while exploring emerging security issues, rules and regulations, and threats to people, physical assets, intellectual property, and information. Through hands-on instruction, you’ll analyze contemporary security concerns and leverage strategies to protect organizations and maintain continuity of operations..

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Create business continuity plans

Analyze financial implications of security programs

Protect people, organizations, and information

Curriculum

Master of Science in Security Management with a concentration in Organizational Security requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

SMGT 4150 Risk Management
SMGT 4300 Security Administration
SMGT 4400 Emergency Planning
SMGT 4500 Human Factors in Security

 

Elective Courses
SMGT 4200 Integrated Security Systems
SMGT 4250 Threats in Information Security
SMGT 4450 Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management

Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Security Management program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master’s degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Organizational Security.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Security

Whether you are pursuing a career in IT security or physical security, the security management field is bustling with opportunity.

According to recruiter.com, the overall job outlook for security management professionals has been positive for the past two decades. Opportunities for security professionals will open as workers retire.

Information security analysts are in demand, as the field is expected to grow 33% through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Job Titles

Chief Security Officer
Director of Loss Prevention
Director of Security
Firefighter

Investigator
Police Officer
Security Analyst


Security Consultant Salary: National Average

$71,609

(Glassdoor)

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Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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